The Florida Senatorial Republican Campaign Committee (FSRCC) has caught a fake Hurricane Ian charity fund red-handed. The group has allegedly been funneling donated cash intended for hurricane victims to gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist and US Senate candidate Rep. Val Demings, among others. Crist is challenging Governor Ron DeSantis in the November midterms in just three weeks, and Demings is facing off against Senator Marco Rubio. If the allegations are true – and it appears they are – it should immediately trigger an FBI investigation. But since the fake charity is stealing money intended for Democrat campaigns, we all know that’s not going to happen.
This is a story about “dark money” funding campaigns, which Democrats always complain about on the one hand, but always benefit from on the other. There’s a convoluted web to the investigation, but it’s worth knowing about for a couple of reasons. First, Democrats will stoop as low as they have to in order to win elections. Since they stole the 2020 election and got away with it, they figure any unfair or illegal tactic is fair game. It’s their power at stake, after all.
Can you imagine being the sort of person that collects donations for families that have lost their homes in a hurricane, only to turn around and spend every cent on Charlie Crist’s campaign? It’s disgusting, but that’s the modern Democrat Party for you.
Second, this story is important because it highlights the lengths that Democrats will go to, in order to cover their tracks. We’ll try to explain this discovery as simply as possible. There are multiple different Democrat Party PACs and political organizations involved in this alleged fraudulent money laundering scheme.
A group called Florida for All just spent $100,000 on attack ads that are running against Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Republicans in the state. Florida for All doesn’t raise money directly from donors. Instead, it is almost entirely funded by a group called Florida Rising.
According to DeSantis War Room, Florida Rising is a radical communist insurrectionist group that is “dedicated to demonizing law enforcement, defunding police, promoting ‘safe’ drug abuse and threatening political violence.” They’re similar to Antifa, in other words.
Florida Rising gets its money, in turn, from ActBlue – a 501c4 political group that serves as a clearinghouse for Democrat Party online fundraising. If ActBlue sounds familiar, that’s because it was one of the primary online fundraising companies for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Joe Biden in 2020.
Those are the players involved in this alleged scheme: Florida for All, Florida Rising, and ActBlue.
A website called IanResponse.org – the Florida Ian Response Fund – popped up before Hurricane Ian had even finished crossing Florida back into the Atlantic Ocean. The site started collecting donations from Americans who opened their hearts and wallets to help out our neighbors in Florida. But here’s the thing. The Florida Ian Response Fund is not a recognized 501c3 charitable organization. Donations to it are not tax-deductible, and it does not show up on any charity databases that people can use to check on the validity of 501c3s.
The DeSantis War Room and the FSRCC concluded from their investigation that the money for the Florida Ian Response Fund was collected by ActBlue and then disbursed. The money went from the pockets of concerned donors to what they thought was a legitimate charity. Instead, the cash was collected by ActBlue and then sent to Florida Rising, which in turn sent the funds to Florida for All. Then, Florida for All allegedly started using the cash to run attack ads against Ron DeSantis and Marco Rubio.
Imagine being a Republican and trying to pull off such a brazen money laundering and theft scheme. The FBI would have already kicked down your door and shot your dog. Instead, the only sound coming from the feds and the mainstream media on this story is crickets.